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Joe Heller

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    One more convoluted way to kick the can and avoid the real problem. Onward!

  2. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Actually it isn’t kicking the can down the road. What you are talking about is the baseline of Canada’s old ( and very right wing) social credit party, where the concept is instead of taxing to simply print the currency.

    It is an odd concept with many possible flaws but is not kicking the can down the road

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It would be a token, it wouldn’t pay off the debt it would just be a marker like a poker chip. It would take a huge amount of platinum to actually be worth a trillion.

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    It could avoid an global financial meltdown that would end the world as we know it and turn civilization itself on it’s head, causing anarchy and mega-death. The problem is: now that the GOP knows they can block the debt-limit increase without above mentioned results they WILL do it.

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    The platinum coin – or any other method like “scrips” – will not prevent the world and the rating agencies from noticing that the political system has gone from bad to worse. So the U.S. AA+ rating is going to be downgraded, costing billions and billions in dollars and making it harder to re-finance your debt.

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    The best way out would be to abolish the debt limit, but that can only be done after 2014 when the suicide-jockeys have been voted out. And there HAS to be meaningful reduction in spending. Start with the bloated military, the F35 is useless against Al-Quida…

  5. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing said, over 1 year ago

    We’re dealing with a 2-headed coin here, people!

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @mrs1wing

    In quantum physics there is something called “spin”. All real objects we know have a spin of 1 (you flip it over and see the back side). If a coin would have a spin of 0.5 it would be 2-headed (it would only have one side, you could mark it with a felt-tip pen, flip it, and see the mark you just made). If it has a spin of 2 it would have four sides (but still be a coin, not a cube, you could write 1-2-3-4 on the surfaces and after the next flip would see “1” again). Some quarks have spins other than 1. I find that amazing, it points to the possibility that there are more than three dimensions…

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    This science lesson was brought to you by the German education system :-)

  7. corzak

    corzak said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Superstring theory posits an 11-dimensional universe.

    It is almost possible to force your mind into the fourth dimension using hyper cubes and hyper crosses . . .

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